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Agriculture department, NFA launch rice, corn blend

THE Department of Agriculture (DA), together with the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Philippine Maize Federation, Inc. (PhilMaize), targets for a healthier and more practical staple food as they launched Bigas-Mais Blend at Sasa Wharf last week.

“The rice and white corn combo is a healthier choice for the rice-eating Filipinos as corn contains higher amylose content which makes it harder to gelatinize and slower to digest… Bigas-Mais is just one of our strategy to quash our dependence on imported rice every time a shortfall in supply surfaces,” said Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol.

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